posted by gamflyntwrthmny (ANCHORAGE, AK) Apr 13, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
I thought the credits were cool when I believed that they were scrolling through at the 5%-mark of the game play... I've rented 20 Japanese games and sent 19 of them back un-played because 95% of them were junk. And, by the way, I'll be cancelling my subscription to GameFly soon because there are no more games to play! I can't believe that recently the game industry made more money than the movie industry and yet there are no games available in my queue because no one can be bothered to make a playable worthwhile game. And, by the way, I'll never buy another Sony product. It's like playing a mystery puzzle solver game to figure out why the (darned) thing won't work this time, the next time, and the time after that! Try calling their 'help' line. It's like a puzzle too! Twenty levels of telephone tree!... Oh, and how about the diminished level of service from GameFly? Want to know about the control keys? The (double hockey sticks) with ya! No simple one page explanation of the controls. Go online and find out for yourself! Why are they renting movies that I could get at a better price from my (supreme movie renting option) subscription? Because they can't find any new games to rent me! PS3 magazine went down the tubes and GameFly won't be far behind. And, I'm sorry for that. I'm a fan of renting. I'd continue to rent but not at this cost and not for so little in return.
The game has always been marketed as a prologue to MGSV Phantom Pain - akin to the Tanker chapter of MGS2 or Virtuous Mission of MGS3 - and that's as honest as marketing can get. People will debate whether or not this should have been released as a game in this manner, but beyond that controversy what's here is an incredibly immersive tactical action experience that's highly replayable. Think of open world gameplay not through the lens of scope and size but in regards to what's possible in a sandbox environment and what can be different every time you play, and with that mindset, Ground Zeroes can be argued to be more open world than most so-called open-world games like Assassin's Creed. There's probably not enough story cutscenes here to satiate the tastes of Metal Gear fans but Kojima Productions doesn't disappoint with the audio tapes you can listen to in this game, and some that you obtain throughout your playthrough will be sure to be darkly harrowing and controversial in nature.
If you love Metal Gear Solid and can't wait until 2015-17 for the next awesome iteration in the franchise, I don't think you can go wrong at least renting Ground Zeroes.